Ariana Damita Young
June 19, 1996 – November 15, 2019
Ariana Damita Young, born to Ricardo and Linda (Lacy) Young on June 19, 1996 in Baltimore, Maryland departed this life on Friday, November 15, 2019. Ariana graduated from Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School in Rockville MD and continued a higher education at Montgomery Community College. She worked at Regal and Whole Foods but aspired to pursue a career in the IT field, studying and working toward her CompTIA A+ certification. Artistic and eccentric in every way, she loved the arts, wrote songs and poetry, painted, and wanted to dance. At a younger age Ariana played the violin and she loved music. Ariana was a lover of nature and was often drawn to the water, she sought the beauty in everything around her. Her beautiful smile could light up a room and she was known as an amazing friend; a friend of hers was a friend forever.
Ariana was preceded in death by her grandparents, George E Young and Barbara Lacy; her Aunts Lillian Drake, Ronale Young-Smith and Cheryl Young. Ariana’s memory will be carried on by her loving parents, Ricardo (Cheryl) and Linda Young; Grandmother Thelma Young; siblings Johnna (Antonio) Grey, Angelica (Keith) Hickey and Anjolique Young; her niece and nephews Chynna Hunter, Nicholus, Justin and Keith Hickey III, and a host of loving family and friends. The family would like to make honorable mentions to Terrika who preceded Ariana in death, Dushun (Erinn), LaNia and Nasir Nick, and Arianas best friend of 13 years Chrissy Waugh.
To us she gave her all and in death she gave her heart.
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
Ariana Damita Young
December 5, 2019
Though I never had the pleasure of physically knowing Ariana, I feel I have through her mother Linda, whom I know shared the love and appreciation for her daughter endlessly. I am certain Ariana was a wonderful person and daughter, she had to be having a wonderful mother like Like Linda. Now it's up to the work of the Father.
November 27, 2019
First, my condolences to the family. I grew up in the Kingdom Hall where Ariana’s family also attended. I remember when she was born and how exciting it was to have a baby around. Seeing her through her toddler years running around with her older sisters are my memories of her. Always a happy little girl.
November 26, 2019
Unfortunately, I will be on the west coast visiting my mother on the day of Ariana’s memorial. I did want you all to know that I really wanted to be there next Saturday to honor Ariana’s life with everyone. She was genuine, smart, lovely, and gracious everyday I spent with her. She inspired me to be a more forgiving and patient person. She was all these things of because of the effort of her community that raised and guided her. Thank you!
She really loved her family, and regularly expressed it even when things were tough. That’s just the kind of admirable person she was.
I remembered the other day that her favorite nail polish color (mine too) was Teak Rose by Revlon. When I recall a memory of Ariana that I cherish, it reminds me to tell the people with us now that I cherish and love them too.
Much love to everyone missing her,